In the Podcast below to celebrate ‘Id Milad un Nabi, Dr Jahangiri a member of the Oakland jamaat in California looks at the life of the Holy Prophet (s) and teachings of Islam in the light of his life.
The Quran tells us that Allah has placed “signs” of His existence in all the creation which is around us. To find and see those signs, man has to apply his understanding and thinking. Human beings have to do two things at the same time: (1) Remember God in their hearts, and (2) ponder over the working of nature by using their brains and reasoning. This will make them realise that everything in the universe has a purpose, and therefore man’s existence also has a purpose, and his deeds have consequences.
The Promised Messiah (AS) discusses the ahadith in kana ul amaal, a compendium of traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) which mistakenly state that a Mahdi will appear in the world and slaughter all non-Muslims. He shows that it is illogical for a reformer to appear and start killing people without any reason.
In these verses Allah tells Muslims how important it is to be united and points to their condition before Allah sent the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) with His revelation. But this unity is not to be for political advantage or economic convenience. The unity has to be based on principles and that is what the reference to the “covenant of Allah” means. But this has to be taken together with other injunctions of the Holy Quran such as matters being decided by mutual consultations.
Please note that the first 10 seconds of this podcast is silent.
According to the Mayan Calendar the World was supposed to end on the 21st December 2012. It is strange that human beings are so concerned with something of which they do not have any knowledge but their own death which is a certainty does not seem to bother them and they keep hankering after this world until the end.
The Holy Quran tells Muslims to obey Allah and then to obey the prophet (s) and those in authority over them. So if we find something in the Holy Quran we have to follow that. But if the Holy Quran is silent then we look to the example of the Holy Prophet (s) to see if we can find any guidance in that. If there is nothing there we should turn to our leaders for guidance. But how should our leaders decided matters? The Holy Quran tells us that as well.
Our leaders should decide matters by mutual consultation among themselves and if need be with the people. We have many examples of this in the Holy Prophet’s life time where he consulted those around him and then followed the advice of the majority even when he disagreed with it.
The Qadiani leadership is always telling people that the Ahmadi or the Lahori-Ahmadi jamaat is extinct and they should not worry about it. Apart from this not being true in that we are obviously are not extinct but a thorn in their wrong beliefs we want to ask them if we are extinct why do they need to keep attacking our web-sites and other internet media.
Some years ago they attacked our on-line bookshop and redirected it to theirs. They then attacked the web-site ISSUU where we upload our printed material. And most recently they have attack our twitter account twice in as many weeks. We foiled all their attacks but if we are extinct why are they so afraid of us. Will the Qadiani khalifa reply?
Ever since the Qadiani and Ahmadi jamaats were declared as non-muslims by the Pakistani parliament the Qadianis have been saying that the reason for keeping the proceedings of the session secret was that if their khalifa’s statement to the Pakistani parliament becomes public knowledge half of Pakistan will join their jamaat.
Here we show how the Qadianis were humiliated because their khalifa back tracked on their well known beliefs and tried to hide them, in the same as his predecessor, Mian Mahmud Ahmad sahib, had before the Munir Enquiry Committee.
The advantage of preserving the speeches of our scholars and elders is that it allows us to develop our own knowledge at our pace. Here Dr Jahangiri looks at this important chapter of the Holy Quran in light of a speech by the honorary ex-imam of the UK jamaat, Dr Muhammad Ahmad Hami.